The power battle / Installation / Aluminium Paper & Coal / 13m x 13m

Nong (Hot) – Vietnam Power Shift 2013
National Day of Climate Action by 350.org
Phu My Hung Park, Saigon, Vietnam
Nov 10, 2013

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This artwork I made for Vietnam Power Shift Event, part of International Global Power Shift by 350.org. As this year theme is “Nóng”, literally means “Hot”, brought us to a deep understanding of  environmental hazards caused by Coal. Facing the threat of global warming issue, we want to call upon everybody to switch our usage to eco-energy for a better future possibility.

My installation is an interactive game, inspired by tic-tac-toe game. Instead of the usual [x] & [o], here the players get to choose either Coal [o] or solar replica [x] to enter the battle. The tokens are made as life size, so the players have to carry them with their moves. The choice & the effort we put in through the challenge is how our environmental story is unfolded personally.

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Remember your childhood game?
THIS IS NOT JUST A GAME
THIS IS A REAL BATTLE
Remember how warm that sunshine was dancing off your hair ?
Remember how pure that rain was jazzing up your romance ?
Remember how fresh that air felt every single time you breath in ?
Where have they gone now ?
Consciously or unconsciously,
what we did before leads us to what we face today,
and therefore, what we’ll live with tomorrow.
Let’s bring back our good memories,
by picking up our favourite token,
and join the force !

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Thank you 350 Vietnam & volunteer team for working so hard for the success of this project.